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Species Sciapus pallens

Fly - Sciapus pallens - male
Kingdom Animalia (Animals)
Phylum Arthropoda (Arthropods)
Subphylum Hexapoda (Hexapods)
Class Insecta (Insects)
Order Diptera (Flies)
No Taxon (Orthorrhapha)
Superfamily Empidoidea
Family Dolichopodidae (Longlegged Flies)
Subfamily Sciapodinae
Genus Sciapus
Species pallens (Sciapus pallens)
Synonyms and other taxonomic changes
Psilopus pallens Wiedemann 1839
Psilopus albonotatus Loew 1857
Sciapus pallens
Fourth segment of fore tarsus white, slightly enlarged.
In 1857 Loew described a species from Rhodes that was quickly determined to be identical to the species Wiedemann described from America in 1830. Osten Sacken speculated that it was carried from port to port on ships.